Taco employees celebrate the life of John H. White, III

Written on: May 10, 2024 by ICM

On April 27, Taco Comfort Solutions held its first annual John Hazen White III Memorial Tribute at Narragansett Brewery in Narragansett, RI. The event was created in honor of the company’s late Senior VP, North American OEM Sales, who unexpectedly passed away in November 2022. Participants in the day of unity and celebration included Taco employees, family members, friends and partners at Community Preparatory School.

White’s daughter, Maddie, widow, Kate, and brother, Ben, address the crowd.

The event began with a one-mile walk/run, symbolizing the shared commitment to the community and its well-being. The slogan “Come Walk or Run in Memory of Maddie’s Daddy” provided a heartfelt incentive. Following the walk/run, the festivities continued at the brewery, where attendees enjoyed live music, food and camaraderie. It was a time to reflect on the impact of White’s legacy and to honor his vision of making a positive difference in the lives of others.

“Seeing everyone here today means so much to us,” said White’s widow, Kate White, Corporate Social Responsibility Partner at Taco.

“This is exactly the type of event that John would have loved—an opportunity to spend time together with family and friends for such a wonderful cause. We wish he was still here, but we know he lives on in all of us.”

White’s father, John H. White, Jr, Executive Chairman & Owner of Taco, reflected on the day. “Today’s event was truly special. Sharing time together with friends, family and the Taco community is the perfect way to celebrate John’s life and the joy he brought to all those who knew him.”

White’s mother, Liz, father, John Jr., and brother, Ben.

Added White’s brother, Ben White, Program Manager, Business Operations at Taco, “We are so thankful for everyone joining us here to pay tribute to John.

He made us all better people and continues to have a positive impact on our lives. As we have been saying, love is not a big enough word when it comes to John.”

Details on how to donate to the John Hazen White III Endowed Scholarship fund at Community Preparatory School can be found at https://bit.ly/44inhTJ.